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EdGe open again

Illumina and long-read sequencing projects We are now able to receive samples for Illumina and long-read NGS projects. If you have an active project or a newly activated one, we will be in contact with you regarding sample delivery. Or get in touch with us at egs-projects@ed.ac.uk . Sanger Sequencing Service We expect our Sanger sequencing service to begin receiving samples from next week (wc...

Service Update: COVID-19

SERVICE UPDATE: In accordance with Government guidance, all our laboratory based services are now closed. However, all Bioinformatics activities are fully operational, and you can still contact us by email if you need advice on projects or quotes for future work.

Gene study boosts bid to keep British bees safe from disease

Efforts to protect the UK's native honey bees could be helped by research that maps their entire genetic make-up. Experts also analysed the genetic profile of bacteria and other organisms that live inside bees, to shed new light on emerging diseases that threaten bee colonies. Researchers say their findings could help to safeguard native bee populations from the effects of infectious diseases...

The Darwin Tree of Life Project

A global effort has been officially launched to sequence all living organisms on Earth including animal, plant, protozoan and fungal species. The project, known as the Earth BioGenome Project (EBP), will generate the largest dataset of its kind from the 1.5 million species of eukaryotes worldwide. EBP will provide new insights into a range of scientific fields including; evolution, biodiversity...

£1.7M of Innovate UK funding will help tackle silent killer that could affect one in four Scots

Eagle Genomics and the Stratified Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre (SMS-IC) have been awarded a £1.7M collaborative grant from Innovate UK (the UK’s innovation agency), for a ground-breaking project that could help develop new tests and treatments for patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The project will involve genetic sequencing of 1000 liver biopsy samples from within...

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